Pastor Mark grew up in Bethesda. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus Ohio. He also holds a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Certificate from St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee WI, and a Master of Sacred Theology Degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He was ordained into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988.
He held positions as camp director, youth director and hospital chaplain before beginning his parish ministry at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Annapolis. He was senior pastor at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lutherville, MD for twenty years. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of Mar-Lu-Ridge camp and Chairman of the Delaware-Maryland Synod’s Hunger Task Force.
He is the father of three daughters-Jodi, Brynn and Robyn.
Pastor Mark has several areas of expertise, experience and interest of special note:
1. preaching and worship leadership
2. pastoral care and visitation
4. youth and family ministry
5. social ministry
The hallmark of his ministry is sharing the good news of God’s grace for us in Jesus. His experience includes development of youth programs including VBS, Sunday School, confirmation and youth groups. He sees the importance of hospital, shut-in, grief ministry, pastoral care, and prospective member and inactive member visitation. He leads an adult Bible study as well as periodic multi-session courses on various topics. Pastor Mark is experienced in both traditional and contemporary worship. He believes in the mission and ministry value and potential of pre-school programs and serving as the administrative head and in regular interaction with the children. He has involved youth and adult members in many social ministry activities. He has established strong stewardship and evangelism programs.
You may contact Pastor Mark at his email address: email@example.com